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American with Briton arrived in Russia on foot!

April 8 2006
08:20

Gift of the U.S. State Department urges its citizens to be cautious and if possible to refrain from traveling to Russia, so as not to become victims of terrorists. Pull Americans to Russia is so irresistible that they were ready to go here at least on foot.

So an American citizen with a Russian named Dmitri Kieffer, taking over the company Briton Karl Bushby and Colt Magnum 44 gauge, from Alaska incognito prishagal us to Chukotka. Region, in principle, is very well chosen - in contrast to the turbulent Chechnya threat of terrorist attack is negligible, but from the Bears will save a faithful companion. This refers to the Colt. "

Once detained Chukchi folk warriors-volunteers for violation of the Russian border, the American citizen long perplexed. After all, they are with a friend - respectable travelers make pedestrian crossing from South America to the UK, and planned to go straight to the checkpoints to make the necessary grades.

However, it appeared that the village Locations travelers literally swept by the wind. According to Mr. Kieffer, "apparently, movement of ice on the Bering Strait" and unfavorable weather changed course. "

Thus, despite the fact that except for "colt" in the arsenal of hapless travelers were the means of satellite communication, navigation global positioning system GPS (with a maximum error of half a meter) and a detailed topographic map in English, "killed" them from the border village as a minimum kilometers 100.

Now gentlemen, Kieffer and Bushby "alive and well, enjoy the hotel service of the Chukchi village of Lawrence are friendly with the reindeer herders, each day talking to the U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok. In conversations with fellow countrymen, they warn about the well-being, security is not the charge of them, and they roam freely around the village.

Now, travelers are awaiting trial. It is he who must decide their fate and future routes. While no trial date has not been determined, but may be named shortly, according to Interfax . Last Wednesday, press secretary of the North-eastern border department of the FSB of Russia Andrei Orlov said that proceedings in the case of lost in the border zone of foreigners will end two days later.

It is possible that in the near future Foreign Nationals have to say goodbye to new friends and go Chukchi not on foggy Albion, and the home. However, now law enforcement officials already see to it that poorly oriented in space tourists do not get lost again, and hold them up to the ramp.

Константин Дятлов

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